Hawaii has a blizzard warning. No, that’s not a typo.

Right here’s some wacky climate information to lei on you: Hawaii is beneath a blizzard warning.

Sure, the warmth-sunshine-beach haven, lengthy a trip paradise for mainland People, might get a lot of snow.

Actually, the opposite place in the USA with the identical climate is—duh—Alaska, in keeping with the National Weather Service.


The Huge Island Summits are beneath the warning from 6 p.m. HST as we speak via 6 a.m. HST Sunday. Anticipated are whole snow accumulations of as much as 12 inches or extra and wind gusting over 100 miles per hour.

“Journey may very well be very troublesome to unimaginable. Blowing snow will considerably cut back visibility at instances, with intervals of zero visibility,” in keeping with the NWS web site. “Journey needs to be restricted to emergencies solely. In the event you should journey, have a winter survival package with you.”

The Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea volcano peaks—that are near 13,700 ft and an estimated 13,000 ft above sea degree, respectively—get snow, however that is excessive winter climate, particularly if you examine what’s occurring over within the usually snowy Colorado. As CNN’s Derek Van Dam noted, the overwhelming majority of the U.S. is presently snowless, together with the 95% of Colorado that’s beneath drought situations. “I discover it extraordinary,” the meteorologist mentioned, “that now we have to go to the tropical areas of our nation to seek out the winter climate alerts.”